October 02, 2008 12:00
The apparent suicide of a top actress shocked the country on Thursday morning.
Choi Jin-sil was found hanged in the bathroom of her home. But questions are growing since she had only the previous day been filming a commercial and was recently preparing to appear in a drama.
Suh Sang-wook, the president of her agency SBM, said Choi was very vulnerable when defamatory messages about her and her children appeared on the Internet and had lately been under extreme stress over a rumor that she may have lent money to actor Ahn Jae-hwan, who also recently committed suicide.
Ahn is believed to have killed himself due to business failure and consequent financial difficulties.
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